About Racing For Cancer
Welcome and thank you for visiting our website! Racing For Cancer Inc., a registered 501(c)(3) organization, was formed to unite motorsports fans around the world to join together to support the fight against cancer.
Our Mission: Simply, to help beat cancer!
Our Goal: Unite motorsports fans, teams, sponsors, and drivers to direct our collective generosity towards the global fight against cancer. We commit 100% of our net proceeds raised through various fundraising programs to (1) promote and launch early detection and prevention initiatives and (2) efforts to help raise awareness and support of fighting childhood cancer. We also partner with various organizations to support efforts that contribute to the global fight against cancer.
Our Motto: “Helping Pick Up the Pace… One Fan at a Time!”
Racing For Cancer is the non-profit organization founded by 2012 IndyCar champion Ryan Hunter-Reay following his mother’s passing from cancer in 2009. Since 2010, we have been working towards our goal of bringing motorsports fans, teams, drivers, and sponsors together to join in the fight to beat cancer. Through various fundraising programs we provide support to help individuals, families, and children who are battling cancer. We focus our efforts on early detection and prevention because nearly one-third of all cancer is preventable. In addition, we help in the fight against childhood cancer. One in every 300 children will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 19. Cancer is also the number one cause of disease-related death among children. With your help, we can do more in advancing the global fight! Please join us in the fight to beat cancer by donating today. To make a donation click on the following link: https://www.racingforcancer.org/donate/. Thank you in advance for your generosity! Together we can make a difference in the fight against cancer!
Racing For Cancer, Inc.
P.O. Box 1618,
Rockport, TX 78381-1618
Or you can send an email to email@example.com
Hometown Hero – Inaugural Racing Automotive Lifetime Achievement Award
presented by Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance
Ryan Hunter-Reay’s Story
Ryan Hunter-Reay, or RHR as he’s known, is not only the most successful American driver currently competing in the Verizon IndyCar series, but is also the most successful American driver racing in open wheel competition in the world today.
RHR is an Indy 500 champion (2014), IndyCar Series champion (2012), and a two-time Espy Award winner (2013 & 2014) for ‘best driver’ in the world overall.
Ryan has more race wins than all of the other current American IndyCar drivers combined, and is the only driver to have earned wins in IndyCar, CART, ChampCar, ALMS, and GrandAm.
RHR has earned, and is living, the American dream.
Ryan founded Racing For Cancer as a platform to promote cancer awareness because of his personal, inspirational story. Following his mother’s passing from colon cancer in 2009, Ryan made it his mission to promote prevention and early detection in hopes of helping families avoid the loss his own family suffered. A few months later Ryan won the Grand Prix of Long Beach and dedicated the win to his mother. He is committed to helping in the global fight against cancer and his story continues to inspire many. In April 2011, Ryan was bestowed a great honor when he was named a LIVESTRONG Global Envoy. As of 2017, Racing for Cancer, combined with its partners, have contributed over $4 million dollars to cancer-related initiatives.
Some facts on Ryan:
- Driver of the Andretti Autosport No. 28 DHL Honda
- Birthday: December 17, 1980 | Residence: Fort Lauderdale, FL
- Wife: Beccy Hunter-Reay | Children: Sons, Ryden, Rocsen, Rhodes
- 2014 Indianapolis 500 Champion
- 18 Race Wins
- 7 Total Poles
- 68 Top 5 Finishes
- 2012 IndyCar Series Champion
- Only American-born driver to visit Victory Lane in 2012
- 2008 Indy 500 Rookie of the Year
- 2007 IndyCar Series Rookie of the Year
- Greg Moore Legacy Award Winner in 2004
- Captured first career victory at Surfers Paradise, Australia in 2003, becoming first American rookie in more than 20 years to win a Champ Car race
- Set record for most laps led, most poles, most fastest laps, and most track records in the Toyota Atlantic Championship in 2002
- 2000 Barber Dodge Pro Series Rookie of the Year
- 1999 National Barber Dodge Champion
- 9-time WKA Karting Champion
- 3-time U.S. Grand National Karting Champion
For more on Ryan, visit www.ryanracing.com
Board of Directors
Thomas E Vossman
Tom is the Co-Founder and is currently President and Chairman of Racing For Cancer. Tom and Ryan co-founded the charity in 2010 following the passing of Ryan’s mother, Lydia, in 2009.
Tom recently joined Holland Pump Company, based out of West Palm Beach, FL in 2021. Prior to that, Tom led Newterra as President & CEO from 2016 to 2021. Tom was also previously President of the Infrastructure Solutions division of Aegion Corporation, a publicly traded US-based company that is a global leader in water and wastewater pipe linings and related infrastructure. Under Tom’s leadership, the division generated over $550 million in annual revenue from its operations in North America, Europe, and Asia. Prior to Aegion, Tom served in several positions including Group President of IES’s commercial/industrial division and COO of Insituform Technologies, Inc.
Tom graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a degree in Industrial Engineering and began his career serving in the US Army Corps of Engineers for almost nine years. He is also a graduate of Stanford University with a Masters Degree in Engineering-Economic Systems.
Sara Callari is the founder and president of Howley Group, LLC, providing consulting, project management, and professional services in areas such as marketing/advertising, communications strategies, branding, strategic partnerships, organizational development, special events and unique projects.
Prior to founding Howley Group, Callari was the Vice President of Marketing for HCA (Hospital Corporation of America) East Florida Division, overseeing the marketing and communications efforts for 14 hospitals located in southeast Florida. Previously, Callari spent nearly 18 years as the Senior Vice President/Chief Communications and Marketing Officer for Broward Health, one of the largest public health systems in the nation.
Callari also worked for AutoNation in the marketing, training and real estate divisions and with Darden Restaurants in the New Business Division. She also worked for the ABC and CBS affiliates in Cleveland, Ohio and The Plain Dealer Publishing Company.
Callari is a graduate of John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in English. She is currently on the Advisory Committee for John Carroll University’s Tim Russert School of Communications.
In 2015, Callari was named a Top Marketer of the Year in Healthcare by DTC Perspectives. In July 2004, Callari testified before a subcommittee of the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C. regarding HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and the media.
In 2015, Callari was diagnosed with cancer and she is a proud survivor. She is a Past Chair for Gilda’s Club South Florida (a cancer support community) and has been involved with Gilda’s Club for more than 10 years. In February 2017, Callari was honored as the Community Advocate of the Year by Gilda’s Club South Florida. Callari has been involved for more than five years as a donor, supporter, volunteer and now board member with the nonprofit Racing for Cancer.
Beccy dedicates a great deal of time to Racing for Cancer. She married Ryan Hunter-Reay in July 2011. Since the beginning, the couple’s charity has held events to raise funds to support a variety of cancer related initiatives including research and education as well as early detection and prevention services for cancer patients and their families. She is a familiar face and active participant in many community charity events as well in South Florida.
Beccy graduated from Chapman University with a BA in Communications. Beccy has held positions as a race journalist and news reporter at a wide variety of racing circuits. Earlier in her career, Beccy was the youngest member of the U.S. Women’s National Softball team while also an avid surfer and swimsuit model for numerous well known brands.
Beccy has enjoyed her own success in racing as well. Beccy and her sister, Robyn, formed the only all-girl team to compete in the Baja 1000 in Class 10 and Baja Challenge. Later, she was selected by Toyota Motorsports to participate in the 2008 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach as a “Pro” driver. And in 2012, Beccy made her first attempt at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
Allison S. Cleek
Allison joined Racing for Cancer’s Board of Directors in 2014.
Allison has served on the Parent-Teacher board for her children’s school and volunteered her time for years at Children’s Mercy Hospital to photograph children battling cancer and other diseases at various hospital sponsored events.
Allison currently works for Inter-State Studio & Publishing Company as a sales executive, specializing in school and sports photography. She was recently promoted to Territory Manager over the Kansas City area.
Allison lost her step father to cancer several years ago and understands the value of early detection and prevention as well as the compassion to understand what families ensure helping a loved battle cancer.
Allison resides in Overland Park, KS with her husband, Alan, two sons, Grant and Chase, and daughter, Ella.